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Sony TA-3200F

Stereo Power Amplifier (1970-77)

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Sony TA-3200F

Description

The TA-3200F features individual input level controls, 2 speaker outputs and switchable power limiting

Specifications

Power output: 100 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

Frequency response: 5Hz to 200kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.1%

Input sensitivity: 1.4V

Signal to noise ratio: 110dB

Speaker load impedance: 4Ω to 16Ω

Dimensions: 400 x 149 x 323mm

Weight: 14kg

Year: 1970

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Reviewed Aug 19th, 2015 by jupiterengineering

Outstanding Piece of equipment both in terms of reproduction and construction, the grandfather of the ES series and a Vintage Sony Masterpiece.

This was one of Sony's first serious amplifiers and although the 100W into 8 Ohms is considered on the low power side in today's terms, the TA-3200F has no problem driving my inefficient 86db speakers to ear splitting volume without a hint of distortion.

At this age, all of them will need the electrolytic caps replacing and the bias checked.

I recommend this amplifier and its smaller siblings to all who appreciate the older, warmer amplifiers of the 60's and 70's, the quality is such that it was in existence 13 years before I was born and it will be in existence for many years after I'm gone.

 

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re: TA-3200F

TA-3200F is successor to the TA-3120F, which is wide chassis version of the TA-3120A. '3200F earlier variants have separate protection PCB in rear corner, visible through top cover. Later versions are more desirable as they have better reliability and simpler circuitry. Japan market models used smooth knobs through most of the model run. Export versions of the later variants have serrated knobs. This is one way to spot the better circuitry versions. I have restored a few and never found bad main filter capacitors. All other electrolytics should be replaced as part of routine maintenance. Output transistors can be substituted easily even though original type is a Sony manufactured device. Rated power of 100 watts into 8 ohms is very conservative. THD and IM ratings are equally impressive. Output power limiter works well and is useful with lower power-rated loudspeakers.

re: TA-3200F

Hello, so when i understand right, the export version is the one with the better circuitry?

re: TA-3200F

There are possibly THREE versions of this amp. The last c1973 version looking like the TA-1150 in component parts has *no* old-style protection board, plus black Nippon Chemicon main capacitors. The serial number of Mk II with the protection board if not the black driver heatsinks is 5015xx & Mk III no board is 5118xx. Confusing.

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